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Are there genetic causes of down syndrome?

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Dr. Jennifer Frank
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Down syndrome is a genetic condition caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21.
However, it is usually not inherited in families.

In brief: Yes

Down syndrome is a genetic condition caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21.
However, it is usually not inherited in families.
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